China Association for Science and Technology
The China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization of Chinese scientists and engineers, which is composed of 167 national professional societies and hundreds of local branches at various levels.
The major tasks of CAST are: i) to promote the advancement of science by means of scientific exchanges; ii) to popularize scientific knowledge among the general public; iii) to safeguard the legitimate rights of scientists and engineers and organize them to participate in the political life of the state; iv) to award scientists and engineers with outstanding contributions; v) to provide decision-making advice and other services to the government and industry on science and technology-related problems so as to contribute to the nation’s economic development; vi) to develop cooperative relations with the international science and technology communities; and vii) to develop continued education through various training programs. At present, CAST and its affiliated societies are members of more than 250 international scientific and engineering organizations.
Science & Technology Review was began in 1980 in the USA and now is the journal of China Association for Science & Technology (CAST). Charged by CAST, Science & Technology Review is edited and published by Science & Technology Review Society.
- Official website of CAST (English version)
- http://www.caistc.com/english/index.asp - Council of China Association for International Science and Technology Cooperation
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International Scientific Unions
International Astronomical Union (IAU) · International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) · International Geographical Union (IGU) · International Mathematical Union (IMU) · International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) · International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM) · International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB) · International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) · International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) · International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) · International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) · International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) · International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) · International Union of Food Science & Technology (IUFoST) · International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) · International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) · International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) · International Union of History and Philosophy of Science (IUHPS) · International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) · International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) · International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) · International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) · International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) · International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS ) · International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) · International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) · International Union of Radio Science (URSI) · International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) · International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) · International Union of Toxicology
Academia de Ciencias de América Latina (ACAL) · Engineering Committee on Oceanic Resources (ECOR) · Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies (FASAS) · International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) · International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) · International Cartographic Association (ICA) · International Commission for Acoustics (ICA) · International Commission for Optics (ICO) · International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) · International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) · International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) · International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) · International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM) · International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) · International Foundation for Science (IFS) · International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) · International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA) · International Union of Speleology (UIS) · International Water Association (IWA) · Pacific Science Association (PSA) · Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) · TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world
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